Wednesday October 27, 2010
Hartsville News Journal
Page 2C
"What is a Progressive?"

Progressivism comes from people’s views, views that involve you and to understand them you must check them out.

Before going to God’s Word to help identify them you should first know that Progressivism is a political approach to dealing with the challenges that we face as a nation.

Politicians claiming to be Progressives are sharp and quick thinking and while hiding behind their self serving liberal goals they make a serious effort to be accepted.

A grass roots movement, focusing on waste and unnecessary spending, has powered its way to the political forefront. Showing Liberals shouldering most of the blame they are making a serious effort to re-identify themselves.

Reaching back a hundred years, this serious effort shows them reclaiming their old identify, “Progressive” but Psalm 52:2 KJV keeps you focused on who Liberals are by addressing the components that make them tick:

Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully.

Striking with razor sharpness, Progressives proceed with transferring or taking away our nation’s wealth. This is wrong! Taking from the working class to benefit those choosing not to work hurts both. Are you buying what Progressives are selling…“Everyone’s entitled”?

Whatever happened to “being without” serving to motivate “those without” to find a job; do we not all face success or failure? How can Progressives ignore pride and the role it plays in success?

Looking only at those filing income tax returns is revealing. It reveals that half pay income taxes and half do not; it also shows that handicapped and the truly needy are represented in both halves. To the disabled paying taxes, America thanks you and to the truly needy that cannot pay, America proudly serves you. And not to leave out the others that are not paying, the healthy ones; Progressives serve you.

Progressives are found in all parties with some being more progressive than others; Obama is more progressive than Bush and both are more progressive than Kennedy or Regan.

Voting party lines supports progressivism as not supporting it requires that you approach everyone individually. It requires that you not support anyone that abandons their commitments and/or promise unreasonable and undeliverable things.

Supporting free health insurance is supporting unreasonable and undeliverable things as everyone knows: “You get what you pay for”. Progressives expect you to support their view which is that taxpayers meeting the needs of everybody is the American way; 2 Thes. 3:11





KJV takes exception; Paul calls it disorderly:

For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

Working is maintaining “order” but disorder is what Progressives seek to reward. Busybodies live in disorder and Psalm 141:4 KJV suggests you steering clear of them and their wicked works:

Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

Not eating their dainties is not following their lead but there are things that you must do:

(1) Vote out of office everyone that supports progressive thinking.

(2) Vote out of office those that supported cramming national health insurance down your throat.

(3) Vote out of office those that support spending you and your children into oblivion through unnecessary and unexplained debt.

A few verses later Psalm 141:9-10 KJV shows God being asked to keep you from these snares, to keep you from workers of inequity:

Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity. [10] Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.

Progressive’s deceitful snares show them as the cause of your mountain of unexplained debt and as November 2nd approaches, their net of entanglement.

God, being a farmer and a conservative shows Him looking for your support and vote. Will you be voting to return America to the sane and conservative approach of problem solving that once existed in America?

Will your vote remind all representatives and senators that hazards accompany progressive thinking?







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